“I Love You & I Like You” E-book Special

From Feb 6-17 an E-Book Valentines Day special offer is available at Harvest House Publishers. The book featured is “I Love You & I Like You” and the cost is only $3.99.  You can click on this address for downloading beginning Feb 6th:

http://harvesthousepublishers.com/ebook-deals/

I Love You & I Like You / How To Be Married and Still Be Friends offers couples real-life, doable advice such as…

DSC_3316 -Find out what makes your mate feel really loved

 -Establish a communication style that works for both of you

 -Encourage emotional and physical intimacy

 -How to handle conflicts as they arise

                                      -Implement guidelines to protect your union

Whether you’ve been together for days or years, I Love You & I Like You offers practical relationship pointers that will enable you to create a lifelong marriage overflowing with love and romance.

Here’s the song, “I Love You and I Like You, Too!” (From our CD, “You Have My Word”)

(Note: This book is a revised and updated release of our book formerly titled, Married Lovers, Married Friends. It contains new material never before published.)

“Dogwood” Concert Feb. 27th!!!

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Dogwood at Koinonia Coffeehouse around 1975

Our musical journey started in a group formed in the mid-1970’s. The two of us, along with our West Virginia friend, Ron Elder, sang in a trio called, “Dogwood,” from early 1975 to 1978.

We’re excited to announce that the original trio configuration of Dogwood will get to sing together again. We’ve done a couple of other reunion events but this one is different because we’ll be on the stage where it all started for us.

On February 27th, Koinonia Coffeehouse, located on Music Row in Nashville, will host the event. Our friend and fellow singer/songwriter, Jim Cole, will open the evening.

For more information and/or to secure a seat (a suggested donation is requested) please email our friend,      Brian Mason at:

For a taste of Dogwood music, here’s a song called, “It’s The Truth,” from of our 2012 reunion.

Henry Slaughter…88th Birthday Party

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Annie, Kim Bolton, Joan Cook, Kay Dekalb Smith…. Henry & Hazel Slaughter

For the past fifteen years I have met with some ladies who have also been in traveling ministries.  One of them is Hazel Slaughter who is married to the legendary pianist and songwriter, Henry Slaughter. We just celebrated

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Henry’s B’day Piano Cake

Henry’s 88th birthday and want you to also rejoice with us that God gave us this incredible man who penned such Gospel Music classics as, “If The Lord Wasn’t Walking By My Side,” “What A Precious Friend is He,” and “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.”

Henry’s songs have been recorded by such greats as Elvis Presley, Connie Smith, Red Foley, and Mahalia Jackson and numerous Gospel Music groups.

God bless Henry & Hazel and their son and daughter, David and Amanda and their families as well as the memory of their son, Mike.

Annie

PS…I must add that a highlight for Steve in 2014 was songwriting with Henry. Along with Jeff Pearles the three of them wrote a beautiful song (posted below) titled, “Did You Give Them Jesus.”

Wild Game Dinner DVD with Steve

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Steve…Live DVD

If you’ve never been to a Wild Game Dinner event to hear Steve speak…or, if you’ve been to an event and want to relive the experience or let someone else enjoy it, here’s your chance.

This new DVD is a live recording of an event that took place at Life Community Church in Jamestown, NC. It includes unforgettable stories brought to life from Steve’s books, memorable video clips as well as entertaining songs filled with lyrics that will move your heart. The songs featured are: Let ‘Em Be Boys, First One, Just Add Water, I Want to Go With My Daddy, Follow the Blood, and Finish Well.

We invite you to click here to go to the store where the DVD can be ordered.

Blessings on your seasons!

Hunters Have a Season of Reading

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From Joe

During this hunting season I’ve received some very nice emails from hunters reporting that they are reading the devotional version of A Look At Life From A Deer Stand while in the deer stand. Here’s a couple of photos they have sent along with a touching message from a fellow hunter named, Joe.

Hello sir. I am emailing you this picture along with my story. As a 29 year old man in the world today, it is a rough world. I was a struggling Christian who wanted to be a better man, but also live in the world. A month ago I found myself in a place where I felt hopeless, stuck, and sad. So I turned to what I knew from my childhood and that was Christ. I am more then a avid hunter as I currently am with a outdoor show and am blessed to share my moments in the woods with people on TV. The other day I was walking in Walmart and found the daily devotional. I saw it’s size and thought it be a nice thing to have to put in my pack to go with me to the treestand. So here is a photo I took yesterday. I find the woods to be pure still and a place I feel closest to God and can talk to him. Please share this photo with Steve and tell him thank you for making great books for guys like me to read and enjoy. Thank you. 
Its a blessing to get this kind of feedback from hunters and fishermen. My sincere thanks to each one who has responded and continued blessings on your seasons!!!
Steve Chapman

Thank a Teacher!

If you have or had a teacher who deserves your thanks for what they did for you, be sure to let them know.  I was grateful to have the opportunity to recently thank the sweet woman who was my creative writing class teacher in my senior year of high school. You’ll meet Mrs Margaret Withrow in this video and learn why  I consider her as one the most influential people in my life.

The detailed story of how Mrs. Withrow planted the seed of writing in my heart is in chapter 11 of my book,                                               “Another Look At Life From A Deer Stand.”  The chapter title is, “Turtle on a Fencepost.”

My sincere thanks to Harvest House Publishers in Eugene, Oregon for their hand in the blessing I was able to give to Mrs. Withrow.

Steve

 

Keep on Walkin’-A Musical Moment to Remember

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Steve, Annie, and Ron Elder 1976 Keep on Walkin’!

Our thanks to Brian Mason for reminding us of a musical moment we love to remember. In 2012 Annie and I teamed up with Ron Elder, Ken Fletcher, our son, Nathan and our friend Lindsey Williams to do a set as Dogwood, the group we were in back in the 1970’s. The event was the Koinonia Family Reunion. Here is one of the songs we did that evening. Its called, Keep on Walkin’. We hope it will encourage you.

Keeping Love Alive interview on Wellsboro Home Page!

A new series called, Keeping Love Alive, begins today on Wellsboro Home Page and it features us and our book, I Love You & I Like You.  Hosted by John and Sara Vogt, we interview today via Facetime. Please click here to go the website and see the first installment. After you watch our interview you can enjoy other great resources from WHP!!!

Thanks….S&A Chapman

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The “Sun-tree”

I went for my every-other-day-four-mile-walk  and was so glad I had my camera phone with me. I was so excited to take a picture so others could see what I beheld. I quickly took the shot then put my phone away and just stood there and enjoyed our Creator’s incredible handiwork.

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I stayed long enough for the sun to change positions and bring a close to the unique light show then I continued my walk. As I headed deeper into the countryside I thought about what a blessing it is to know who to thank for scenes like the one I was privileged to see.

I can’t even imagine seeing the “sun-tree” (as I refer to it now each time I pass it) and then denying that God is the one who is responsible for the making of it. I’d have to be a fool to believe what I saw was merely a product of cosmic happenstance.

Here’s a song that was born from encounters like this with God’s creative awesomeness.

Steve

An Important Reminder to Hubbies Who Hunt!

Hey guys…hunting season is now open across the nation and its not only time to for us to enjoy the “fair chase” its also time to get an important reminder that deer is only one way to spell the word. I hope you won’t forget about your dear during this hunting season.

I don’t suggest that you stop doing what you like to do in order to not make your wife a “deer widow” from now until January. Instead, I want to help you do the hunting thing right. I can assist you in doing it in a way that will not only help her appreciate your passion for the outdoors but she just might actually encourage you to get out there and enjoy it. All it requires is to do a little reading. To find out how I can help, watch the video below….and may your season be safe and successful!

Steve Chapman